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    September 13, 2012
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washington. about 2,000 people are here to listen to her speak. just an example of what a big political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy.
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>> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> reporter: governor's plan for a moment of silence was cut short by a heckler, for his criticism of the obama administration reaction to the unrest. high-level republicans accused romney of speaking too quickly before all the facts were known. >> i don't really have a problem with what he said. i think what he said initially was correct. >> maybe he's the statesman we haven't had since reagan. you can have the politicians. >> reporter: romney focused more broadly on american leadership, charging that the administration's proposed military cuts would weaken it. >> as we watch the world today,
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sometimes it seems we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. and a strong america is essential to shape events. and a strong america depends on a strong military. we have to have a military. >> reporter: but northern virginia democrats say romney's reaction to events in egypt and libya this week show he's not ready to lead. >> in his statement, i thought it was very dangerous. when we're as a nation are still trying to garner facts and he's more interested in scoring political points. >> reporter: back live now at the university of mary washington where the first lady wraps up her comments. both she and mitt romney went out of their way to tell voters how important northern virginia is in this election. mitt romney said northern virginia could well determine who the next president of the united states is. julie carey, back to you. now to the latest on the attacks on our u.s. embassies abroad. protesters stormed the embassy compound in yemen today, burning several cars. did not get inside any of the buildings. they were turned back by
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gunfire. for a second day in a row, violent protest outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. sufficient officials are saying little about the investigation into that attack that killed the u.s. ambassador in libya on tuesday. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton condemned that violence as well as the anti-islamist video that sparked it. >> the video is disgusting, and reprensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion, and to provoke rage. but there should be no debate about the simple proposition that violence in response to speech is not acceptable. >> what's happening in the middle east is also a reminder of the risks that come with diplomatic service. derrick ward spent the day with workers and students here in washington. >> reporter: good evening. you know, there are still lots of questions being asked about
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the attacks on the american diplomat facilities in the middle east. but what's not being questioned is the will of those men and women who see foreign service as a calling. in fact, for some this week's incidents only strengthen their resolve. at the state department, flags are at half staff, and from across the globe the pictures are disturbing. it's brought new attention to the dangers of diplomatic service in certain parts of the world. nothing new to those who have served. they know it firsthand. >> i was the subject of two assassination attempts while i was ambassador. all of our diplomats are constantly under danger. >> reporter: students at georgetown university school of foreign service are mindful of that, too. >> certainly something to think about as i consider a possible career in the foreign service. i think you need to go in knowing that there are risks involved. >> reporter: while there's talk of the challenges, there's not a lot of discouragement, even among those looking at a middle east posting. >> i've heard in the last couple days a great desire to talk about, what is the defamation of religion, what's the proper role
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for the united states. you know, can we actually identify who we think are moderate muslims. >> reporter: just like the u.s. military saw increase in enlistment after the september 11th attacks, the field of foreign service saw a spike of interest. it wasn't about the projection of the american might, but the mind-set. >> i would like to think this is what i would be pursuing even if that weren't true. >> there's a lot of misperception out there in the world, and that they have a duty to serve their country and to try to dispel a lot of the myths out there. >> reporter: but for some in foreign hot spots, there may not always be much of a disstipulation between a soldier and a statesman. >> these are dedicated americans trying to do the best they can, and they are unarmed. >> let's hope that the defenses don't get larger, and security forces don't become so much thicker that it becomes harder to do modern diplomacy, which is communicating. >> reporter: so, many people who choose foreign service see it as
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a duty, not unlike military service, and that includes now some of the dangers. back to you. >> derrick ward. closer to home, a developing story in northeast d.c., where a man was shot inside his home earlier this afternoon. in the queen chapel neighborhood. police say the victim was shot in the head. they're not yet revealing the name and in is no word on any suspects. there's going to be a vigil tonight for the teenager shot to death on tuesday on his way to school. 18-year-old marckel ross was shot. no motive released. also, tonight police will go back to school night at central high to address parents and students. tonight's vigil begins at 7:00 at the scene of the shooting in the 6100 block of central avenue in capitol heights. national harbor has a new tenant tonight. mgm resorts international, today they opened an information office to show the job opportunities should maryland
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residents get to vote to expand gambling in the state. it will be a hotly contested issue at the ballots this november. christ gordon is live with more on the story for us. >> reporter: good evening. the newest storefront here at national harbor is not intended to be a political campaign headquarters for question 7, is not meant to urge expanded gaming in prince george's county. but mgm resorts international does hold the promise of new jobs, thousands of jobs if voters approve a casino here. the new information center will inform the public about the vision mgm resorts international has for a world-class destination resort casino at national harbor. if maryland voters approve question 7, expanding gambling in the november referendum. >> the majority of our revenue comes from non-gaming, restaurants, hotels,
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entertainment, retail. this is a chance to get to know our company better and a little more about our company's culture. >> we've really built a mini city here, hotels, restaurants, condos, convention centers. it's a mini city. to add another anchor in the quality of mgm, that's the big key element that we're so looking forward to. >> reporter: just a few miles away, rosecroft raceway opened its fall season of live racing this saturday night. rosecroft is owned by penn national, which also operates hollywood casinos in charlestown, west virginia, and perryville, maryland. penn national opposes question 7, because as worded, the casino would be awarded to national harbor. penn national wants expanded casino gambling here to increase attendance. so do players who bet on simulcast racing. >> i think it would be great for the community. this track's been here, it really has gone downhill over the last couple of years and i think it needs to be revived.
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it's great place to be. >> reporter: maryland live in rundel mills expanded yesterday, making it the third largest commercial casino in the country. maryland live is opposed to any new casino in prince george's county saying it made a huge investment here, relying on maryland lawmakers that it would be the closest casino to the washington suburbs, and it doesn't want its customer base cannibalized by a sixth casino in maryland. the strongest opposition to casino gambling in maryland comes from the clergy. it's expected this fall preachers will take to the pulpit delivering sermons against the sins of gambling. that's the latest live in prince george's county, christ gordon, news4. there's a silver lining if you get a speed or red light ticket in montgomery county. now you don't have to worry about late fees. a judge ordered the county to stop charging the fees because it may violate state law. the county had been charging a
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$25 late fee if drivers didn't pay within 30 days. while it's good news for you, it's bad news for the county which made nearly $2 million just in late fees alone last year. there's breaking news out of chicago. public school students will be out of class until at least monday. we have just learned that the teachers strike will continue tomorrow. the unions are still working out the details of the new contract. issues include a new teacher evaluation program, and a longer school day. the illinois house delegates would have to approve any new deal. chicago teachers walked off the job on monday, their first strike in 25 years. looking outside, another beauty of a day. and we want it to go on forever. >> yeah. can it, though, that's the big question. for doug, he's in storm center4. >> it can at least go on another couple of days. it will most likely go on right through the weekend. we are seeing perfect, perfect, perfect weather. take a look outside right now. 80 degrees the current temperature out there. low humidity.
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abundant sunshine. bright blue skies. it just does not get better than this in the middle of september. 81 right now in leesburg. and 80 down towards fredericksburg. you can see the frontal boundary out west. that will move through the region tomorrow. i will show you what that means for your weekend coming up. if you're thinking about heading over towards annapolis this evening, it's going to be beautiful down there along the bay, or along the river. coming in at 76 degrees at 7:00 p.m. 62 when you wake up tomorrow morning around annapolis. a big chance of rain in the forecast. i'll show you when. >> thanks, doug. when we come right back, remembering a pioneer. political leaders, dignitaries and the public honor the first man to walk on the moon. plus a scam that's targeting hospital patients and their families using this device to steal thousands of dollars at a local hospital. for years, this capitol
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heights neighborhood was a den of crime. then it was abandoned. now prince george's county is tearing it down. tearing it down.
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. diana krall singing "fly me to the moon" today to say good-bye to neil armstrong. tony spoke to some of them about our first man on the moon. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: in one of the most historic events in american history, astronaut neil armstrong carved a phrase in time that exemplified our nation as pioneers of the last frontier. >> to be an american and have the american people be the first people on the moon, i mean, that meant so much to me. he was my hero. >> reporter: neil armstrong passed away in late august this year. even though he may never travel in space again, everyone here remembered the exact moment he landed on the moon. >> black and white flickering television set, it was simply amazing. we were on a different foreign body. and those words are going to echo through all of us for our
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lives. >> i couldn't fathom it. i was totally awe-struck. to be walking on the moon. >> reporter: today's service included speakers from nasa, as well as dignitaries. >> those of us who had the privilege of fly in space followed the trail he helped forge. america's leadership in space and the confidence that we can go farther into the unknown, and achieve great things as a people rests with the achievements of neil and the brave men with whom he served. >> farewell, my friend. you have left us far too soon. >> reporter: throughout the course of the day, many people walking and driving by stopped to inquire about what was going on. and when we told them it was a memorial service for neil armstrong, many wanted to stop and park nearby and go in, even one dropping off this collage saying rest in peace, neil armstrong. it's things like this that will forever keep kneel eneil armstr
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legacy alive. tomorrow armstrong will be buried at sea. doug joins us now. we didn't think we would get you back in here. >> i almost didn't come in to work, i've got to be honest. i actually got to enjoy the weather. it's so fantastic. it is absolutely perfect. >> we don't everybody to head out the door now. >> that's right. there's ragweed, the sun can give you a sunburn. there are things that want you to stay here and make sure you watch us here at news4. >> there you go. >> take a look out there right now. take a look at that shot. it is gorgeous all across our region. we're looking at plenty of sunshine, bright blue skies, looking at temperatures at 80 degrees. once again, i tell you, the type of day that i consider perfect is 80 degrees, sunny with low humidity. that's exactly what we have today. that's exactly what we've seen pretty much all week. and that's exactly what i think we'll see not only the rest of the week, but probably right into the weekend, too.
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if you've got plans in the next couple of days, they are looking phenomenal. 81 right now in martinsburg. and 76 right now towards packs river. there isn't any rain. once again, we are dry all across the region. i want to show you something going off to the west here. look at all this rain. some drought relief. big-time drought relief for portions of texas and oklahoma during the day today. a lot of rain between dallas and down to the houston area, austin, texas, seeing the rain. a frontal boundary coming from chicago down through kansas, that front will impact us through the evening hours tomorrow. nice weather coming through. watch this front as it comes closer to our area tomorrow. i think a little warmer than we are today, maybe low 80s. rain associated with this front. but watch what happens. high pressure once again dominating. we've been so dry the last couple of days. this rain just literally dies out before it comes through. i don't expect any shower
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activity. maybe a sprinkle or two tomorrow evening, but that's going to be about it. behind this system, just a reinforcing shot of high pressure, a reinforcing shot of beautiful sunshine. this weekend is looking gorgeous both saturday and sunday. and then everything changes. next week, much different. clear skies, still great this evening, 71 to 75 degrees. tomorrow morning, still a little on the cool side in the suburbs, down in the upper 40s to around 61 in the city. but another great start. the mornings have been spectacular. tomorrow afternoon we'll call it a fantastic friday. nice and warm. 79 to 84 degrees. with more sunshine. the next couple of days, beautiful, right on through the weekend. temperatures in the upper 70s. but look at monday and tuesday. a pretty potent and strong thunderstorm -- strong storm, rather, coming right up the coast. could give us a lot of rain both monday and tuesday. not just rain, but wind, too. we do have a pretty big storm coming. but right now, the weather's
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great. >> will that ease up the pollen sf. >> that will help with the pollen in a big way. >> lovely. >> thank you, doug. see you in a bit. charges filed today in the death of an entire family, killed while driving across the country. next, their gaithersburg neighbors are speaking out. i'm liz crenshaw. it's the newest way to shop fume to produce. staples and samples delivered right to your door. my story is coming up. and in sports, we're going to rewind to a classic. redskins-rams matchup w future hall of famer had his coming out party. later tonight on news4 at 6:00, bad anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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redskins rewind. >> we're heading back to 1984, as we take on the rams.
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dan? >> yeah, wendy and jim, turning back the clock to one of the most lopsided play-off games in redskins history. it was also one of several big-time performance frs darrell green during his rookie scene. here's the latest edition of redskins rewind. new year's day, 1984, darrell, no longer green. the los angeles rams in town for an nfc divisional play-offame at a beatup rfk stadium. >> it looks like a pig pen. it's cold and frozen. it's been tore up. it's been played on quite a bit. but that doesn't matter. they've got to play on it just like we do. >> reporter: nobody, and i mean nobody was playing like the skins that season. on the opening drive, john riggins carried six times. the last, a three-yard plunge
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through a hole big enough to drive a diesel through. skins up 7-0. next possession, joe theismann finds his man. >> we've always been here. we're not going anywhere. we only do it in certain situations. today we thought from here on we'll do it regardless. >> reporter: even before halftime, another theismann to monk touchdown. and two more regular tds. added up to the largest margin of victory ever for the skins. a 51-7 trouncing of the rams. >> that team was so good. i don't think they really have to key on too many people. if everyone does their job like they do, they'll beat you. they humiliated us. >> reporter: from humiliation came the jubilation of darrell green. on one ram possession in the second quarter, he was tested over and over again.
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the first-round pick came up big every single time. fourth quarter, and the nfl rookie of the year, eric dickerson, can't hang on to the pass. the rookie of the year runner-up, darrell green, returns it 72 yards. his first touchdown off an interception. >> he has a great personality. he's a bubbly kind of guy, full of life. he gets down the field and he's just a pleasure to watch. he'll overplay this and overplay that. may not be exactly techniquewise what you tell him, but you have to find a way to beat him. >> is this what kids sit at home and dream about? >> it's the kind that i dream about. and today was reality. i'm glad about it. i don't know how it all came up, but i think he caught one pass on me. if i could do that every week, i might be going to hawaii. >> a few trips to hawaii and a trip to canton where his bust is in the hall of fame these days. darrell green did go on to have
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a great career. >> he's the only one who still looks exact lip the same. >> absolutely. >> good times. >> maybe we are inching our way back to the good times. not there yet, but maybe we're getting close. >> a fun bunch. >> those were good days. >> thanks. coming up, thousands of dollars stolen from visitors to a fairfax hospital. it's a trend that's on the rise now. but police tell us there is a way to protect yourself from atm skimming. an elderly woman arrested during a traffic stop. the officer said he had no choice and he has the video to prove it. new digs for a prominent d.c. statue. d.c. statue. the fight to move this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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back to the race for the white house right now. first lady michelle obama just wrapped up speaking to supporters at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg.
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the first lady began her speech reflecting on the violence in libya and offered her condolences for the lives lost. >> truly, how heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> mitt romney was also in virginia today. he, too, offered his condolences for those killed overseas. julie carey is following both campaigns for us this evening and will have a live report at 6:00. let's get the latest from doug. how's the weather looking out there now? >> it really doesn't matter where you go right now, wendy. you can travel all back to the west and the st. louis area, but we'll show you the mid-atlantic area. right now, new york city, 81. philadelphia, 80 degrees. down through richmond along i-95, 80. ocean city at 75. virginia beach at 80 degrees. if you chose this week to get
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out of the office, you chose a good one. but you know it's not going to last. i'll show you when our next best chance of rain is coming up in a minute. an entire gaithersburg family killed in an awful accident, a horrific accident in western nebraska that happened this weekend. the victims, a husband, his pregnant wife, and their two young children. this was a chain reaction crash on sunday on interstate 80 about 40 miles east of wyoming. pat collins talked to relatives and neighbors about this devastating news. >> reporter: the snik family, they were from california, but for a year they lived here in washington. they loved riding the metro. they loved spending time here on the mall. >> the kids liked to be on the metro train. they called it daddy's train. going into d.c. i think they were having picnics there. >> reporter: 30-year-old christopher schmitt, his wife,
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diana, seven months pregnant with a baby boy to be named ethan. their two sons, 3-year-old samuel, 2-year-old conner. this entire family, their two dogs and a cat, all killed in this horrific crash on a highway in nebraska i talked to diana's father. >> it's devastating, to lose all five in one moment. >> reporter: chris schmitt was a ten-year air force veteran. about a year ago, he moved his family to these apartments in gaithersburg so he could take a job with the department of energy. john and davies remembers the schmitt family and their kids playing out front. >> this is terrible. this is so shocking. i don't know what words to use to describe. >> reporter: chris schmitt and his family decided to move back to california, back to their roots. they were on their way home when the accident happened.
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diana and the kids were in a toyota. chris was following behind in his mustang. there was a backup on the highway. they stopped, but a tractor-trailer didn't. he slammed into the mustang, which in turn crashed into the toyota, forcing it into another 18-wheeler. there was a tremendous fire. the schmitt family had no chance. >> without any knowledge of what happened. and it was all five souls lifted up at the same time. >> reporter: joseph, the driver of the striking tractor-trailer, has been charged with four counts of manslaughter. i'm pat collins, news4 washington. >> the remains of the schmitt family will be transported to california for burial there. someone used an atm skimmer to steal thousands of dollars from visitors to a local
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hospital. the victims are employees, patients and visitors of the fairfax inova care center. yesterday police removed the skimmer from the atm located in the hospital lobby near the gift store. police believe the device was added to the machine last month, and that thieves have stolen thousands of dollars since then. they say there are some things you can do to protect yourself. >> one particular thing people should be aware of is when they go to use their atm, if there's anything that's sticking out at all, anywhere, like this, try to jiggle it and tug on it, and make sure that it can't come out. because these things are attached sometimes on top of it. and they will come right out if you tug on it. >> so far, no arrests in the case. more than three years after the deadly crash metro is making progress on a list of recommended safety improvements. the national transportation safety board says metro has successfully completed five
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outstanding recommendations. the biggest change, allows metro to better track where all the trains are in the system. if the system loses track of a particular train, all the trains in the system will stop automatically. a faulty track circuit was blamed for that red line crash in 2009. it killed nine people. 80 others were injured. a statue of frederick douglass will soon find a new home inside the u.s. capitol. yesterday the senate approved a house bill to move the bust of douglass from one judiciary square to the capitol. that would make douglass only the third african-american to be honored in that way. the move will help correct what is called the imbalance of influential african-americans honored in the capitol. the bill now heads to president obama for his signature. the late godfather of go-go, chuck brown is being honored on a special mural at one of d.c.'s famous eateries.
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city leaders officially dedicated the painting at vin's chili bowl today. donny simpson is also on that wall, along with president obama and bill cosby. this is one of several murals throughout the city sponsored by murals d.c. it installs artwork on balls to preventandalism and graffiti. incredible. >> beautiful images. still ahead, new york city making a decision on whether to ban big sugary sodas in restaurants. and after months of speculation, we now know when the biggest gaming system yet will be released, and how much it will cost. when and what you can expect [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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we are not even done with summer, and we have to start thinking about flights for thanksgiving. you might want to book soon. the website fare compare.com
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says you'll have the most selections right now. if you wait until next week, you'll have probably the best prices. want to save a little more? try leaving the monday before thanksgiving or leave on thanksgiving day, and try to avoid returning on the sunday or monday after the holiday. new study out tonight suggests the whooping cough vaccine does not offer long-term protection against the disease. researchers at kaiser permanente compared data on nearly 10,000 children. the whooping cough, or pertussis, vaccine is given in five doses, usually before kids begin kindergarten. they found the protection waned under age 5. and the effectiveness continued to decrease by more than 40% every year. federal health experts are recommending booster shots for adolescence and adults, reformulating the vaccine is also under consideration. well, it's unanimous, more big sugary drinks in new york
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city restaurant, the board of health voted 8-0 in favor of the ban. unless a judge steps in to stop it. that means the new rule will take effect in six months. no regular sodas larger than 16 ounces will be sold at movie theaters, ballparks or restaurants. the rule won't apply to diet soda, because it has no calories. convenience stores, vending machines and some newsstands will also be exempt. new york mayor michael bloomberg said the ban will save lives. opponents says it eliminates choice. they plan to fight it in court. when we come back, bulldozers demolish an apartment building much to the delight of the neighbors. we'll tell you why. plus, monthly deliveries right to your doorstep. it's a marketing phenomenon that has lots of consumers signing up. but it can be pricey. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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heavy equipment is taking down a vacant apartment complex in prince george's county. the buildings are being demolished for a better neighborhood. why the neighbors are so happy to see this complex gone for good. >> reporter: hard to believe now, but for decades the chapel wood apartment complex was home to hundreds of families.
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tucked away just off marlboro pike, it was once considered an ideal place to live. >> in the '80s, it had a change. and that's when we had drug trafficking and everything else coming through here. it really became a real eye sore, even when people were living here. >> reporter: the last of the residents were moved out about six years ago. but things like the loitering sign left behind speak to the challenges that once plagued this community. >> a lot of drug activity, killings. there was one year a young girl, a baby, she was shot from one of the windows. >> reporter: plans for redevelopment fell through, leaving these 26 apartment buildings empty, inviting new crime, like prostitution, and squatting. >> tear it down! >> reporter: now, after years, a fight between the property owner, the county and the state, all 26 buildings are coming down. >> we start with this, and we continue forward. >> reporter: county executive
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baker said the work is part of his transforming neighborhoods initiative, and an example of how change needs to come more quickly in prince george's county. >> it is unacceptable in this county for people in this neighborhood, or any neighborhood in prince george's county to live with this as long as they have. >> reporter: county officials say it's going to take about six weeks to demolish all 26 of these buildings. conversations have already started with residents. and they're asking them, what do they want to see replace this complex? the decision has not been made yet. in capitol heights, tracee wilkins, news4. county officials say the cost of the demolition, about a half million dollars, but the first lien holder of the property will pay for all of that. here's doug with another check on our weather. >> just gorgeous out there right now. a postcard picture right now of the city of washington. of course, the potomac river right now. 80 degrees, winds out of the south only about three miles an hour. every once in a while you get a little bit of a breeze that helps you feel even more
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refreshed out there with all this sunshine. the weather, really couldn't be better this time of year. 79 right now in gaithersburg. manassas coming in right now at 79 degrees. 75 and sunny, that's not bad. nothing to show you as far as rain is concerned. we're not going to see any rain anytime soon. what we'll see tonight is cool numbers once again. a very nice night. a cool start to tomorrow. not quite as cold. we're not talking about the low to mid-40s. down to about 50 in frederick, 52 in winchester. some areas maybe upper 40s. but no more low 40s. the district coming in around 61 degrees. ending tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon, just beautiful once again. a few more clouds tomorrow. we will see a few clouds. but still, some sunshine. it's not going to be absolutely perfect. if today is a 100% today, tomorrow is a 98% day. those clouds coming as a result of a frontal boundary.
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that front will try to bring us a little bit in the way of a sprinkle or two. but that's really about it. if you're thinking about heading up to frederick, maryland, a great frederick fair going on between now and next week. it's looking great this weekend. this is both days, really, saturday and sunday. temperatures around 79. and just gorgeous weather. a lot of fairs going on this weekend. the weather, couldn't be better for them. then the rain comes in. you know it can't last forever. maybe some heavy rain monday and into tuesday. not just rain, but it could also be rain and wind. kind of nasty weather. but hey, i think we can deal with two days of that after lots of this. >> yes, we can. an easier way to find play six degrees of bacon. and a release date for the new console. >> here's what's trending today. nintendo announced the highly anticipated wii-u available in stores starting november 18th. prices for the new gaming console will start around $300. and you'll be able to do more than just play games with your
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wii, you remote, you'll also be able to control your tv, search for online videos and interact with people on nintendo social media. >> the woman known as the tanning mom denies she was drunk at a drag show. youtube video shows her appearing to struggle, i think that's her on the left-hand side there, as she was escorted off the new york stage last month. she also fell outside on the red carpet. she told a british talk show she was simply tired and blamed a poor diet for her seemingly intoxicated appearance. she came under fire this summer when she was accused of taking her young daughter to a tanning salon schrfrlg salon. first, there was six degrees of kevin bacon. now, google has a new search feature that calculates celebrities' bacon number. type in bacon number to a google search bar, followed by an actor's name. brad pitt's number is 1.
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the search results am shows he starred in sleepers with bacon. justin bieber's number is 4. it explains the actors and movies that link bieber to bacon. >> we have pictures of actual bacon on our website today? >> yep, it's trending. having stuff delivered to your doorstep has just reached another level. >> online memberships for everydayerks have become a pleasant surprise for consumers. liz crenshaw joins us with more. >> signing up for doorstep surprises, you go online, you sign up, you pay for a unique product delivered to your door every week or every month. one company describes it as cutting through the clutter of the retail world. everything from unexpected makeup samples to the next necktie you'll wear to work. >> kind of fun. >> reporter: katherine of northwest washington is talking about unique products and services she signs up for online. >> i receive beauty product
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samples, produce and flower arrangements, monthly or biweekly, depending on the service. >> reporter: it's a growing tend that allows consumers to sample products without breaking the bank. first up, a service called birch box. >> you get this cute little brown box. >> reporter: inside a handful of beauty samples to keep. >> and they gave me a face cream for firming. an eyeliner pencil. which i will definitely use. there's a perfume. >> reporter: she also sub skrips to h. bloom. for $35 per arrangement, she has flowers delivered every other week. >> i typically have them delivered on wednesday, so that when i'm around on the weekends i can enjoy them on the weekend. >> reporter: when it comes to fresh produce. >> honestly, i'm not one to go out grocery shopping and then cook. >> reporter: so she relies on "from the farmer" a delivery service from local farms, and
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pays $35 for a half bushel. >> i have patinos, some cherry tomatoes, eggplant. >> reporter: signing up for these doorstep surprises is growing in popularity, and even marked toward men. for about $12 a month, tie try allows guys to pick out brand name neckties, borrow them and return them before the next set of ties are shipped out. >> this is what we refer to as the netflix model. and in this case, in the fashion context. >> reporter: kirmani, a marketing professor at the university of maryland, said entrepreneurs establish these sites and target an important niche. >> they identified a need in people to seek variety at a low cost. it's a really good way of trying items that you don't want to invest money in paying for and this allows you to do that. >> reporter: for cole, the convenience is well worth the cost. >> anything you can do to save a
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little bit of extra time, i think that's worth it. >> so remember, just as in anything you sign up for, read the fine print. find out if you can cancel that membership in case your financial situation changes. >> interesting. >> yeah. do it online. coming up after the break, a grandmother pulled out of her suv and arrested after a traffic stop for speeding. >> her attorney said the cop overreacted. but tonight lots of people are coming to her defense. coming up tonight on news4 at 6:00, the attacks on american embassies in the middle east expand. we'll have the latest. also, stocks soared today after a big announcement from the fed. and speeding cameras now [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk.
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the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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a confrontation caught on camera during a traffic stop outside dallas. the police officer involved had to drag a driver out of an suv when the driver refused to show i.d. or proof of insurance. video of this incident has led to a backlash against the officer. why? because that driver is a 77-year-old grandmother. natalie morales reports. >> reporter: this video taken from the police officer's dash cam and also a small camera mounted on his uniform shows
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keen texas sergeant after he pulled over 77-year-old lynn bedford for allegedly driving 66 miles per hour in a 50-mile-per-hour zone. again and again, he asked her for her driver's license and insurance. >> i've got to go to the bathroom. >> i need to see your driver's -- >> i have a bladder infection. >> will you listen to me? >> reporter: when bedford told the officer to wait, he gave her an ultimatum. >> i'll give it to you in a minute. >> no, i'm taking it now. >> go ahead. >> reporter: six times the officer then directed bedford to get out of the vehicle. >> get out of the vehicle. get out of the vehicle. get out of the vehicle. come on. get out of the vehicle. >> reporter: when bedford refused, the struggle escalated. >> you are hurting me. >> get out of the vehicle. >> i'm going to report you hurting me. >> all right. step out of the vehicle. >> i will not.
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>> get out of the vehicle, lady. >> reporter: the officer called for backup and then forced bedford out of her suv. >> get out of the car, lady! you're under arrest. get out of your vehicle. put your hands behind your back, lady. >> reporter: the officer ticketed bedford for speeding and failure to identify herself. >> have a seat right here. >> reporter: she was later released but has since hired a lawyer who said bedford has not decided whether she will file a lawsuit, and that she was suffering from a medical condition when the officer overreacted. >> she was having urgent symptoms. the officer is not very interested in listening to what she has to say. she gets a little frustrated. and then he just overwhelms her. that's what i see. and then he goes from routine stop, to ridiculous stop. >> now, at 6:00, unrest overseas. and a warning tonight for americans serving abroad